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June 4, 2024, 8:50 AM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Intel unveils its Lunar Lake laptop chips, with a new SoC design, up to 14% faster CPU, 50% faster integrated GPU, and NPU with up to 48 TOPS of AI performance  —  Last year, Intel boasted that its Meteor Lake processors, dubbed Core Ultra, represented the company's biggest architectural shift in 40 years.
Vlad Savov / Bloomberg:
At Computex, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger takes a direct shot at Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang's claim that traditional CPUs like Intel's are running out of steam in AI  —  - Gelsinger says Jensen Huang is wrong about end of Moore's Law  — Intel has struggled to keep up as chip industry evolves
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Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
A leaked internal Google database tracking thousands of privacy and security issues from 2013 to 2018 details a myriad of data management mistakes Google made  —  Google has accidentally collected childrens' voice data, leaked the trips and home addresses of car pool users …
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Ashley Stewart / Business Insider:
Sources: Microsoft is laying off hundreds of employees in Azure; one source estimated the Azure for Operators team cuts involved as many as 1,500 staffers  —  - Microsoft is cutting hundreds of jobs from the Azure business, sources say.  — The layoffs impact Azure for Operators and Mission Engineering teams.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram confirms testing an unskippable ad format with a countdown timer that briefly prevents feed scrolling, similar to the free version of YouTube  —  Instagram confirmed it's testing unskippable ads after screenshots of the feature began circulating across social media.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Palmer Luckey unveils the $199 ModRetro Chromatic, a take on the Nintendo Game Boy, with USB-C video out and a 1,000+ nits custom screen, shipping this holiday  —  It's true.  There's photo evidence — and today, he's revealing his own take on the ultimate cartridge-playing Nintendo Game Boy, one that you can actually buy for $199.
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
Coinbase donated another $25M to the pro-crypto Fairshake Super PAC; Fairshake raised ~$161M for the 2024 US election, including $25M each from a16z and Ripple  —  Coinbase followed Ripple and a16z in each giving a new $25 million to their political action committee, Fairshake …
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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
OpenAI fixes a ChatGPT issue that caused a major outage for 2.5 hours, starting at around 12:20am PDT; ChatGPT went down for over five hours on May 23  —  OpenAI has fixed an issue that caused a ChatGPT outage for several hours on Tuesday.  The company said it is monitoring results at 12:21 AM PDT.
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
After nine months with Starlink, the Marubo, an Indigenous Amazon tribe, faces challenges like addiction and concerns about potential loss of cultural identity  —  Elon Musk's Starlink has connected an isolated tribe to the outside world — and divided it from within.

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